Cosmetic surgery is time-consuming, expensive, and comes with a lot of risks, so it’s no wonder that clients are searching for safer and less invasive alternatives. What if there was a treatment available that could instantly lift sagging and ageing skin whilst kickstarting the skin’s natural regeneration? Well, let us introduce you to the non-surgical thread lift.
A brief guide to the thread lift
The thread lift uses Poly-L-Lactic acid sutures, or ‘threads’, that are commonly used during surgery. The threads have tiny cones on them that hold them in place in the skin tissue. They are placed beneath the skin under only local anaesthetic to instantly lift areas of the face and skin.
What does the thread lift treat?
The thread lift treats mild sagging of the cheeks, jawline, and nasolabial folds. It does this by lifting the sagging and thinning skin upwards, reintroducing your facial contours and softening the appearance of a rounded jawline. Those with more severe facial sagging may need a combination of injectable treatments with these threads in order to achieve the best results, but this is something to be discussed at your individual consultation and after assessing your treatment areas.
Is this treatment safe?
The threads used are entirely sterile and resorbable, so they are naturally broken down over time in the skin and dissolved by the body. This means that no menacing material is being introduced to your skin and they are not a form of permanent dermal filler, so this treatment is very safe. It is also now advisable that you only seek this treatment from practitioners who are registered with the CQC, the Care Quality Commission, of which our own Dr Nicole is.
The cones on the threads are what stimulates collagen production, as well as the threads themselves. These cones are made of exactly the same material, so they too dissolve over time, but they perform remarkably within the skin. What happens is that when you move your face, be it my smiling or talking or any other motion, the skin contracts and ‘rubs’ against these cones. The skin registers this friction and produces and regenerates collagen around the cones because its healing powers are being awakened. This means that you can see an instant lifted effect to your skin immediately after treatment but continue to enjoy the collagen stimulation for months afterwards.
Thread lift in Manchester and Lancashire
If you’re experiencing the unwanted signs of ageing and would like to lift falling skin, contact Dr Nicole at Dr Nicole Dermatology today. Enquire online to book your initial consultation and find out what we could do for you.